Kim Thorsgaard Jensen

The organizer of the second edition of Lucky Larsen Masters have decided to change the conduction period of the tournament from 12-26 August to 25 August – 9 September 2018.

The reason for the change is clashes with major events in ABF and PABCON during the original conduction period of the tournament.

The change became possible as a consequence of a very flexible approach to the situation from the organizers of Rome Open, who has accepted to change their conduction period from 1-9 September to 8-16 September 2018.

The two tournaments will unchanged be conducted in Baltiska Bowlinghallen in Malmoe, respectively in Bowling Brunswick in Rome.

Click here to see the EBT 2018 Calendar.

The 11th edition of the EBT Masters, the EBT Masters 2018, will be held in “Dolfijn | The Plays To Be” in Tilburg, The Netherlands on Monday 23 April 2018.

Before the EBT Masters 2018, the same centre in Tilburg will house the Hammer Bronzen Schietspoel Tournament 2018 in the period of 15-22 April.

The following 8 women are qualified
1. J
enny Wegner, Sweden
2. I
da Andersson, Sweden
3. C
ajsa Wegner, Sweden
4. D
aphne Tan, Singapore
5. M
axime de Rooij, Germany
6. S
anna Pasanen, Finland
7. B
ritt Bröndsted, Denmark
8. A
lida Molander, Sweden

The first three reserves:
9. J
oline Persson-Planefors, Sweden
10. J
azreel Tan, Singapore
11. C
herie Tan, Singapore

The following 8 men are qualified
1. C
arsten W. Hansen, Denmark
2. P
ontus Andersson, Sweden
3. D
ominic Barrett, England
4. M
artin Larsen, Sweden
5. F
rancois Louw, South Africa
6. S
tuart Williams, England
7. F
rancois Lavoie, Canada
8. R
ichard Teece, England

The first three reserves:
9. M
arkus Jansson, Sweden
10. T
homas Larsen, Denmark
11. O
sku Palermaa, Finland

There will be a prize pool of 9.000 € to each of the two genders to compete for in Tilburg.

The top of the women’s division in the European Bowling Tour 2017 became an all-Swedish affair, with the Wegner sisters (Jenny and Cajsa) atop of the tour before the conduction of the last stop of the season in Oslo.

None of the Wegner’s attended the tournament, but Jenny Wegner’s had already collected so many points, that she was unreachable for anybody in Oslo. Jenny Wegner claimed therefore the second tour victory of her career (the first came in 2015) with a total of 587 points.

Ida Andersson, who was awarded 80 points in Oslo for her 2nd position among the women, became second with 528 points, while Cajsa Wegner became third with 453 points

In the men’s division, it was a given fact that the EBT 2017 would get a first time tour winner, namely either Denmark’s Carsten W. Hansen or Sweden’s Pontus Andersson.

The final battle in Oslo between the two was set with a preliminary lead of only 29 points in favour of Carsten W. Hansen before the stop took off in Oslo.

Both were qualified for the final steps, Pontus Andersson directly qualified for the final step 3, Carsten W. Hansen directly qualified for the final step 2.

Carsten Hansen won the final step 3 with 763 pins over 3 games, where after the opportunities for both athletes were equalized before the final step 3.

The excitement of the tour win disappeared, however, already at the end of the final step 3, which Carsten W. Hansen won with 712 pins over the 3 games, while the step became the end station for Pontus Andersson, who became no. 9 in the step with a score of 642 pins, precisely 6 pins away from access to the next final step and a continued chance to win the tour.

Carsten W. Hansen claimed his first tour win with 630 points; Pontus Andersson became 2nd with 581 points and Dominic Barrett from England 3rd with 505 points.

We are congratulating the two tour winners, who each will be awarded 1.000 € for their high performances in the European Bowling Tour 2017.

Raymond Jansson from Sweden won the last stop of the EBT 2017, the Norwegian Open 2017 by Brunswick, when he over 6 games scored 1399, 23 pins more than James Gruffman from Sweden at position 2 and 26 pins more than Jonas Dammen from Norway at position 3.

Raymond Jansson is one of the shining stars from especially the nineties, where no tour was available, so it is the first tour title for Raymond and his first highest ranked position in the men’s division of the tour.

In the second last step of the final in Oslo, 16 athletes were playing 3 games, starting from scratch, from where 8 athletes continued to the final step, playing another 3 games with the pin fall from the previous step carried forward.

The scores of the 8 finalists became as follows:
1. R
aymond Jansson, Sweden: 1399 (699+700)
2. J
ames Gruffman, Sweden: 1376 (727+649)
3.
Jonas Dammen, Norway: 1373 (744+629)
4.
Tor Inge Jansen, Norway 1360 (668+692)
5. J
on Ingi Ragnarsson, Iceland 1334 (652+682)
6. M
ikael Roos, Sweden: 1333 (704+629)
7. M
arkus Jansson, Sweden 1309 (669+640)
8. C
arsten W. Hansen, Denmark 1201 (652+549)

Jenny Karlsson from Sweden became the highest ranked women in a tour stop for the 1st time in her career. Jenny ended at position 26 in the final tournament standing.

209 athletes had found their way to the Norwegian Capital Oslo and Veitvet Bowling Centre, where the Norwegian Open 2017 by Brunswick concluded the 18th season of the European Bowling Tour, the EBT 2017.

Click here to see the ranking in the Women’s Division

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The organizer of the Hammer Bronzen Schietspoel Tournament 2018 has decided to change the conduction period of the tournament from 4-11 February 2018 to 15-22 April 2018.

The reason is that the construction of the re-build bowling centre in Tilburg, with the new name “Dolfijn | The Plays To Be”, will finish a bit later than originally expected.

Dolfijn | The Plays To Be is expected to open a good week prior to the original conduction period of the tournament, but the organizer wants the centre to be in a daily operation for a reasonable period of time before the tournament is conducted.

The changed period of the tournament also influence the conduction date of the EBT Masters 2018, which will be conducted on 23 April 2018 instead of 12 February 2018, of course also in the new 24 lane centre: Dolfijn | The Plays To Be.

Click here to see the EBT 2018 Calendar.

Nicole Sanders from The Netherlands took her first tour stop title, when she won the Scheveningen Dutch Open on Sunday 17 September after a one game Final against Richard Teece from England.

In the foregoing one game Semi Finals, Nicole Sanders had defeated Tim Stampe from Denmark, while Richard Teece had defeated Sidney Schroschk from Germany.

Nicole Sanders became the highest ranked woman in a tour stop for the 8th time, while Richard Teece became the highest ranked man for the 5th time.

Carsten W. Hansen from Denmark is leading the men’s division of the tour with 586 points in front of Pontus Andersson from Sweden with 557 points and Dominic Barrett from England with 505 points.

In the women’s division of the tour, Jenny Wegner from Sweden is leading with 587 points in front of Cajsa Wegner with 453 points and Daphne Tan from Singapore with 450 points.

It is therefore; even the last stop in Norway still is in front of us, possible to congratulate Jenny Wegner as the winner of the EBT 2017. Jenny won also the EBT 2015.

Click here to see the ranking in the Women’s Division

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The 7th issue of Odense International was conducted in the fairy tale city of Hans Christian Andersen on 27 August – 3 September 2017 in Odense Bowling Centre, where 119 athletes were competing for the tour stop title.

The format of the final in Odense offered a first step over 6 games with 32 athletes taking part, of which the 10 highest ranked was awarded starting pins from 140 pins to the highest ranked down to 10 pins for the 10th ranked.

Step 2 of the final included top 16 from step 1, who added another 4 games to a total of 10 games + starting pins, deciding the top 8 field for the next four final steps.

The last 4 steps of the format offered one game matches as follows:
Step 3: 4 matches. 4 winners and 2 happy losers to continue
Step 4: 3 matches. 3 winners and 1 happy loser to continue
Step 5: 2 matches. 2winner to continue
Step 6: 1 match deciding the winner of the tournament

Top 8 after the Final Step 2
1. 2384: Thomas Larsen, Denmark

2. 2267: Carsten W Hansen, Denmark
3. 2239: Mikael Brändeskov, Denmark
4. 2236: Francois Louw, South Africa
5. 2186: Ghanim Aboujassoum, Qatar
6. 2180: Lars Nielsen, Denmark
7. 2156: Jesper Agerbo, Denmark
8. 2135: Anders Lousdal, Denmark

The Final Step 3
Thomas Larsen – Lars Nielsen: 215 – 244

Carsten W. Hansen – Ghanim Aboujassoum: 229 – 201
Mikael Brändeskov – Anders Lousdal: 197 – 203
Francois Louw – Jesper Agerbo: 203 – 216

The Final Step 4
Thomas Larsen – Lars Nielsen: 179 – 165

Carsten W. Hansen – Anders Lousdal: 201 – 200
Francois Louw – Jesper Agerbo: 194 – 177

The Final Step 5
Carsten W. Hansen – Jesper Agerbo: 174 – 190

Lars Nielsen – Anders Lousdal: 189 – 188

The Final Step 6
Lars Nielsen – Jesper Agerbo: 217 – 211

In the men’s division of the tour, Carsten W. Hansen from Denmark is back in the lead with 565 points in front of Pontus Andersson from Sweden with 557 points and Dominic Barrett from England with 505 points.

The top of the women’s division of the tour is unchanged as follows: Jenny Wegner from Sweden is leading with 587 points in front of Cajsa Wegner with 453 points and Daphne Tan from Singapore with 450 points at the following positions.

Lars Nielsen, who took his first tour stop title ever, was also highest ranked in the men’s division for the first time. The same was Sanna Pasanen from Finland (position 10 in the tournament) in the women’s division of the tour.

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With not less than 1.087 squad entries, the new tour stop in Sweden, the Storm Lucky Larsen Masters, started very successfully, when the tournament was conducted for the first time in August in the South Swedish city Malmoe.

As many as 455 bowlers from many corners of the World had found their way to Malmo to compete in the well-known Baltiska Bowlinghallen, a centre having housed a number of international championships over the history of bowling in Europe.

The numbers represents a fantastic start for the new tournament, since 455 attending athletes is the 7th highest number since the tour started in 2000; while 1.087 is the second highest number of played entries in any tour stop ever.

The format offered 44 spots for the final steps, of which 36 entered Step 1 to play 6 games starting from scratch on Sunday 27 August in Baltiska.

Top 16 from Step 1 was in Step 2 joined by top 8 from the qualification, forming a field of 24 athletes playing 8 games starting from scratch.

Top 8 from step 2 continued by adding the scores from another 4 games to their totals, providing the following standing after 12 games.

1. Jason Belmonte, Australia: 1838 + 896 = 2734
2. Cameron Weier, USA: 1783 + 906 = 2689
3. Pontus Andersson, Sweden: 1667 + 914 = 2581
4. Jari Ratia, Finland: 1681 + 805 = 2486
5. Britt Bröndsted, Denmark: 1670 + 789 = 2459
6. Sanna Pasanen, Finland: 1686 + 761 = 2447
7. Jesper Svensson, Sweden: 1663 + 780 = 2443
8. Diana Zavjalova, Latvia: 1656 + 759 = 2415

Top four continued to three one game stepladder matches as follows:

Match 1
183: Pontus Andersson, Sweden

225: Jari Ratia, Finland

Match 2
226: Cameron Weier, USA

194: Jari Ratia, Finland

Match 3
245: Jason Belmonte, Australia

180: Cameron Weier, USA

In the women’s division of the tour, we are facing a double Swedish and a double Wegner in the leading positions; Jenny is highest ranked with 587 points and sister Cajsa is second with 453 points. Daphne Tan from Singapore is third with 450 points.

In the men’s division of the tour, Pontus Andersson is leading with 557 points in front of Carsten W. Hansen from Denmark with 530 points and Dominic Barrett from England with 505 points.

Brit Bröndsted from Denmark became the highest ranked in the women’s division for the 19th time in her career. Britt Bröndsted is second at the all times high ranked list, where her fellow countrywomen Kamilla Kjeldsen is first with 20 high ranked positions.

Jason Belmonte became the highest ranked man in the men’s division for the second time in his career.

Click here to see the ranking in the Women’s Division

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The World Senior Championships for 50+ athletes was conducted in Dream-Bowl Palace in Munich, Germany on 13-20 August 2017.

The first two issues of the World Senior Championships were both conducted in Las Vegas, USA. In the first issue in 2013 a total of 213 athletes (90 women and 123 men) took part, while a total of 201 athletes (89 women and 112 men) took part in 2015.

It was expected that the first ever held World Senior Championships in Europe would attract a higher number of athletes, which it surely did, since a total of 273 athletes (110 women and 163 men) took part in Munich.

The much higher European representation did, however, not influence the medal distribution for titles in the championships, which was strongly dominated by athletes from primarily USA.

Looking at titles, it became a nearly US only affair, only broken by the doubles from Canada in the women’s division. In all other 9/10 disciplines USA captured the title.

The 10 World Senior Championships 2017 titles were distributed as follows:

Women’s Division: Singles
USA by Lynda Barnes

Women’s Division: Doubles
Canada by France Joubert and Jill Friis

Women’s Division: Team of Four
USA by Carolyn Dorin-Ballard, Leanne Hulsenberg, Lynda Barnes and Trish Johnson

Women’s Division: All Event
USA by Leanne Hulsenberg

Women’s Division: Masters
USA by Lynda Barnes

Men’s Division: Singles
USA by Ron Mohr

Men’s Division: Doubles
USA by Parker Bohn III and Bob Learn

Men’s Division: Team of Four
USA by Lennie Boresch, Ron Mohr, Bob Learn and Parker Bohn III

Men’s Division: All Event
USA by Ron Mohr

Men’s Division: Masters
USA by Parker Bohn III

European athletes took 8 medals as follows:

Women’s Division: Singles (2 X Bronze)
Finland by Reija Lundén

Russia by Larisa Stashchenko

Women’s Division: All Event (Bronze)
Finland by Reija Lundén

Women’s Division: Team of Four (Bronze)
Sweden by Susanne Olsson, Kristina Nordenson, Christel Carlsson and Lena Sulkanen

Women’s Division: Masters (Silver)
Norway by Janne Monsen

Men’s Division: Team of Four (Bronze)
Finland by Jari Aikioniemi, Sami Luoto, Ari Halme and Teemu Raatikainen

Men’s Division: All Event (Silver)
Belgium by Marc Franceus

Men’s Division: Masters (Bronze)
Sweden by Stefan Yngström

Click here to see the list of medallists in the World Senior Championships 2017

Click here to see a completed list of results for the World Senior Championships 2017

The World Games, which is owned by the International World games Association (IWGA), was established in 1979 by a number of International Federations of non-Olympic sports.

The sport of bowling has been included as a program sport in the World Games since the first issue of the games were held in 1981.

Originally bowling was permitted to send 48 athletes to the games, equally divided by 24 male and 24 female athletes, picked by 24 federations (8 from three Zone), each sending one man and one woman.

As of 2017 bowling is permitted to send 64 athletes, equally divided by 32 male and 32 female athletes, picked by 16 federations (5 from three Zone plus the host), each sending two men and 16 federations (again 5 from three Zone plus the host), each sending two women.

Before 2017 the athletes have competed in Women’s Singles, Men’s Singles and Mixed Doubles. As of 2017 the athletes are competing in Women’s Singles, Men’s Singles, Women’s Doubles and Men’s Doubles.

The 2017 issue of the World Games is held in the Polish City Wroclaw in the period of 20-30 July, with the bowling competitions scheduled for 20-24 July.

The medals in the bowling competition of the games were awarded as follows:

Women’s Singles
Gold:    Germany, represented by Laura Beuthner

Silver:  USA, represented by Kelly Kulich
Bronze:  Colombia, represented by Clara Guerrero

Men’s Singles
Gold:    Korea, represented by Young-Seon Cho

Silver:  Venezuela, represented by Ildemaro Ruiz
Bronze:  Germany, represented by Tobias Börding

Women’s Doubles
Gold:    Colombia, represented by Clara Guerrero and Rocio Restrepo

Silver:  USA, represented by Kelly Kulich and Danielle McEwan
Bronze:  Mexico, represented by Sandra Gongora and Tannya Lopez

Men’s Doubles
Gold:    Canada, represented by Dan Macelland and Francois Lavoie

Silver:  Venezuela, represented by Ildemaro Ruiz and Massimiliano Fridegotto
Bronze:  Hong Kong, represented by Michael Mak and Siu Hong Wu

Click here to see the list of medalists in the World Games 2017

Click here to see a completed list of results for the World Games 2017